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Angela Merkel says European Union ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

Angela Merkel says European Union ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business.


Haley: US May Leave UN Human Rights Body If 'Violators' Remain

Haley: US May Leave UN Human Rights Body If 'Violators' Remain

Writing in The Post , she asked, "whether the Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their membership to whitewash brutality". Haley also criticized the council for its treatment of Israel. Haley made waves on Tuesday with an impassioned speech in Geneva , in which she threatened that the USA might withdraw from the Human Rights Council if reforms aren't made to "reestablish the Council's legitimacy".


Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath

Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath

A reporter asked the president about Comey's assertion that Trump told him "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go", referring to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.


UK PM Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

UK PM Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

May's office announced on Saturday that the DUP had agreed to support her government on the basis of a "confidence and supply" arrangement in parliament, a development that is due to be discussed in her cabinet on Monday. A controversial working relationship between the British Conservatives and the North Ireland Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) was agreed in principle Saturday.


Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against militants in Marawi

Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against militants in Marawi

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the Western Mindanao Command, said at the briefing that USA assistance in the operation is limited to technical, training and intelligence sharing. Documents, video and other materials obtained by the military showed Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group joining forces to take control of Marawi. Military officials believe Hapilon is still in the town.


Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

Trump's comments came as Washington joined intensifying global efforts to heal the worsening rift between the key Western Gulf allies , which escalated into the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years, the Gulf News reported. On Wednesday Saudi Arabia issued Qatar with a list of 10 demands it must meet, including curbs on the freedom of state-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, which its Gulf neighbours have accused of slander and "fake news ", orders to stop "interfering" in foreign ...